Sanctuary

The WORST episodes of Sanctuary

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Sanctuary follows the adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine population called Abnormals - a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans. Magnus seeks to protect this threatened phenomena as well as unlock the mysteries behind their existence.

Last Updated: 4/10/2022Network: Syfy
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Sanctuary for All (2)
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#1 - Sanctuary for All (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/3/2008

As Will attempts to help Alexi cope with his abnormality, Helen gets a visitor from her past.

Directors: Martin Wood
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Fugue
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6.60
1736 votes

#2 - Fugue

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/25/2011

A mysterious abnormal attacks Abby, and Magnus and Will discover there's only one way to communicate with this unusual enemy - through music.

Directors: Damian Kindler
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Next Tuesday
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6.90
1504 votes

#3 - Next Tuesday

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/4/2009

Magnus and Will are called to make a straightforward retrieval of a rare Abnormal off the coast of Louisiana. With a commissioned helicopter, the retrieval is successful and their cargo securely on board. But as the pair starts heading back to the mainland, something causes the unusual sea creature to break loose. Unable to control the Abnormal and the helicopter simultaneously, Magnus and Will make a crash landing and find themselves entangled in guy wire, precariously dangling over an abandoned oil bore well several feet above the water in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. With the Abnormal nowhere to be found, Magnus concludes it has made its getaway into the depths of the water. But their solitude doesn’t last long. Not only does the Abnormal return, it’s even angrier than before. And Magnus and Will quickly learn they must escape or become its next victim.

Directors: Martin Wood
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Pavor Nocturnus
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7.00
1505 votes

#4 - Pavor Nocturnus

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/6/2009

A disoriented Magnus wakes up to find the Sanctuary in ruins and the entire city decimated, with no memory of how the devastation occurred. While surveying the destruction, she is attacked by an inhuman creature but saved by two armed men who stun her and take her to an abandoned warehouse. After being hosed down and left shivering and exhausted, Magnus fears the worst when a battle-scarred figure enters the room.

Directors: Brenton Spencer
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Penance
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7.00
1533 votes

#5 - Penance

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/11/2009

Magnus is reunited with an old friend, Jimmy who is transporting a valuable elemental Abnormal to the Sanctuary for safety. But an underground mob accustomed to cashing in on the Abnormal black market, tracks down Jimmy and his valuable cargo before the delivery is complete. Magnus and Jimmy find themselves in a dangerous shootout, determined to save the Abnormal. Will, Kate and Henry are quick on the scene as backup. Kate proves her worth when she manages to get Jimmy and the Abnormal to safety. But not before taking a shot from one of the mobsters herself. Hiding out in an abandoned, derelict motel room until the immediate danger of the mob passes, Jimmy tends to Kate’s gunshot wound. With little to do but talk and wait for Magnus to find them, Jimmy and Kate discover an unexpected common history.

Directors: Brenton Spencer
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Wingman
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7.00
1592 votes

#6 - Wingman

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/9/2011

Will and Henry's double date goes awry when Magnus tasks them with an Abnormal delivery.

Directors: Peter DeLuise
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Instinct
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7.10
1563 votes

#7 - Instinct

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/19/2008

Magnus and the Sanctuary team attempt to capture a rare and deadly creature - all under the watchful eye of a local news crew.

Directors: S.A. Adelson
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Hero
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7.20
1332 votes

#8 - Hero

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/30/2009

A superhero is trapped by Magnus, and his lack of finesse affects the team's work. Elsewhere, Will and Declan go on the search for a creature that's loose in the city, after the discovery of an eggshell.

Directors: Martin Wood
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Fata Morgana
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7.20
2026 votes

#9 - Fata Morgana

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/10/2008

Dr. Helen Magnus, her daughter Ashley, and new to the Sanctuary, Dr. Will Zimmerman release three women from a mysterious crypt in Scotland, bringing them back to the Sanctuary for refuge. Unbeknownst to the team, and the women themselves, they have extraordinary powers. And their disappearance does not go undetected by a powerful cabal, resolute on reclaiming what it determines is theirs.

Directors: Martin Wood
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Folding Man
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7.20
1764 votes

#10 - Folding Man

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/17/2008

An investigation into a string of bizarre robberies leads Magnus and Will to a crime ring of thieves who seem to be able to slip between the cracks of the law…literally.

Directors: James Head
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Warriors
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7.20
1707 votes

#11 - Warriors

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/12/2008

Investigating the disappearance of an old college friend, Will finds himself caught in an underground fight club where the combatants are genetically engineered abnormals who fight to the death like modern day gladiators.

Directors: Brenton Spencer
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Fragments
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7.20
1447 votes

#12 - Fragments

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/13/2009

Dr. Helen Magnus fights to save the life of one of the Sanctuary’s research scientists who was viciously attacked by a seemingly docile Abnormal. Baffled by the creature’s uncharacteristic behavior, Henry tries to figure out what, or who, caused the domesticated Abnormal to react so violently.

Directors: S.A. Adelson
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Metamorphosis
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7.20
1679 votes

#13 - Metamorphosis

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/2/2011

Will's transformation has him literally climbing the walls.

Directors: Andy Mikita
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Homecoming
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7.30
1649 votes

#14 - Homecoming

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/11/2011

Will runs into unexpected trouble and personal revelations on a trip to the Liberian Sanctuary in Monorovia. Meanwhile, Magnus has her hands full when a couple of ne'er-do-well flying Abnormals recruit her help with a questionable scheme.

Directors: Robin Dunne
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Kush
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7.30
1707 votes

#15 - Kush

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/24/2008

Returning with an abnormal captured in the Himalayas, Magnus and Will are stranded from civilization and aid after their plane goes down in a desolate mountain range. While anxiously waiting for a rescue team, the surviving passengers begin to fall victim to vicious and deadly attacks throughout the night. It becomes chillingly apparent that surviving the cold is the least of their worries and no one, not even Magnus and Will, is above suspicion.

Directors: Martin Wood
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Nubbins
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7.30
1736 votes

#16 - Nubbins

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/7/2008

When a mating pair of cute, furry and seemingly harmless abnormals is brought in for scientific study, the Sanctuary team begins to exhibit some hidden animal attractions for one another.

Directors: Peter DeLuise
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Requiem
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7.30
1794 votes

#17 - Requiem

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/5/2008

Magnus and Will investigate a distressing call for help deep below the Bermuda Triangle resulting in a deadly battle to save Magnus’s life.

Directors: Martin Wood
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Revelations (1)
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7.30
1680 votes

#18 - Revelations (1)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/2/2009

Abnormals in remote regions are subjected to an airborne biological agent that compels them to launch a violent string of murders

Directors: Martin Wood
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Hero II: Broken Arrow
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7.30
2025 votes

#19 - Hero II: Broken Arrow

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/12/2010

Kate gains super-hero-like abilities when an Abnormal attaches itself to her for safe keeping.

Directors: Mairzee Almas
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One Night
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7.30
1910 votes

#20 - One Night

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/25/2011

Looking to share a quiet, "normal" evening out with Abby, Will and his date are abducted en route to the restaurant by a desperate gang leader who faces certain death without their help. Then, upon learning the abductor's identity, Magnus suddenly ceases all attempts at rescue.

Directors: Amanda Tapping
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Resistance
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7.30
1765 votes

#21 - Resistance

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/4/2011

The team tracks an abnormal fugitive, and discovers that Tesla is the head of a secret research lab for a Homeland Security agency that conducts tests on abnormals.

Directors: Lee Wilson
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The Depths
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7.30
1533 votes

#22 - The Depths

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/16/2011

A quest to capture a legendary Abnormal in Bolivia leaves Will and Magnus injured and trapped in a cave-in, where they confront truths about themselves and their relationship. Henry records video letters to a special someone while working on an invention.

Directors: Martin Wood
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The Five
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7.40
1649 votes

#23 - The Five

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/14/2008

While leading a covert meeting in Rome, Magnus encounters an old friend from her past who confides that the cabal has come to exact revenge on her for the events in "Fata Morgana."

Directors: Martin Wood
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Bank Job
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7.40
2228 votes

#24 - Bank Job

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/29/2010

The team goes on a routine mission to retrieve an Abnormal and take it to safety. But the mission becomes anything but routine when they are forced to stage a bank heist in order to protect the public from harm.

Directors: Peter DeLuise
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Icebreaker
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7.40
1707 votes

#25 - Icebreaker

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/18/2011

When a team from the UK Sanctuary gets in trouble on a stranded icebreaker in the Bering Sea, Magnus and Will must figure out who is behind the mysterious happenings at sea.

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